Christians are to be recognized by their humility. Consider Jesus, the Son of God, almighty in power, who allowed Himself to be tortured and crucified. He could have annihilated his enemies, instead He humbled Himself, earned our salvation, and set an example for us. You can be humble, or you can be humbled. Learn more about Luke 14:11 NIV this Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
-Luke 14:11 NIV
Another way of saying that might be, “It’s hard to put your foot in a closed mouth.” I’ve concluded that compliments always sound better coming from someone else. Jesus is saying that If we assume a certain status for ourselves, we put ourselves in danger of being humbled. If we start from a position of humility, we leave open the possibility of being lifted up. An upgrade is always better than a downgrade. In real life that means we acknowledge that we are dust, and one day we will return to it. We acknowledge that whatever gifts, talents, and abilities we possess have been given to us by God. If we trust in our own ability, we will be limited in what we can achieve. If we trust in God, there is no limit. “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:13 NIV Consider the humility of Jesus. God became human. That’s humility. Jesus suffered torture and death. That’s humiliating. Did it ruin Jesus? To the contrary, as a result of His humility and further humiliation He rose from the dead and earned forgiveness and eternal life for YOU through faith in Him. If there are any benefits from arrogance and pride, they end with your last breath. Humility and confidence in Christ bring benefits that last forever. Let’s not be short-sighted. Let God have your life. He can do more with it than you can.
August 21 Sermon – What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger – Hebrews 12:7
Watch the August 21, 2016 sermon by Rev. Brendan Prigge referencing Hebrews 12:7 NIV an find out more about how our life experiences make us stronger with the help of God’s love.Watch the August 21, 2016 sermon by Rev. Brendan Prigge referencing Hebrews 12:7 NIV an find out more about how our life experiences make us stronger with the help of God’s love.
August 14 Sermon – My Mother’s Faith – Hebrews 11:31
Watch the August 14, 2016 sermon by Rev. Brendan Prigge and learn more about Hebrews 11:31 NIV and why faith passed down plays an important role in our lives.
Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 21, 2016 – Hebrews 12:7
They say whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Hmm, not so sure about that. We can say that whatever doesn’t kill us brings us closer to God! God’s Word tells us to “Endure hardship as discipline.” It may not be pleasant, but it’s productive. Learn more about Hebrews 12:7 NIV this Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.